This morning when I went in to get little Chloe up, she smiled, then wrapped those sweet little arms around my neck in such a wonderful, warm hug, I nearly had tears in my eyes. As I was basking in the glow of her hugs, I thought how wonderful it is to get such love just because my baby loves me.
I wonder what our Father feels when we come to Him just because we love Him. Is a simple act of sincere worship a hug to our Father? Does He thrill at the warmth of it? Does He smile to Himself? Does He feel such genuine love right down to His toes? Does His heart rejoice at such a simple act? I think the answer is an absolute YES to all of the above! If we love our children so much, how much more does our Father love us? Oh what a wonderful thought!
"The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing."
-- Zephaniah 3:17 NKJV